Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), was the most surprising guest at the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 live events, but there was another celebrity that many might have seen. For many Fortnite players over 25, the Scientist was a familiar voice.
First, we thought “wait…is that …?”?” Then, we leaned closer to the screen in order to better hear. The answer, for those now wondering, is Yes. Joel McHale was that actor. Although he is still an active actor and known to be a part of many things that younger players might recognize, most of us who recognized him as The Scientist instantly felt nostalgic for the show Community, in which he starred in a leading role.
It’s not known if he was intentional to have the same attitude and mannerisms as Jeff Winger, his character from the popular comedy series—but it certainly appears that way. The Scientist is every bit as snappy and seems to lead through slightly-condescending-but-lovable humor as Joel McHale’s old character.
Those of you who have been following Fortnite’s storyline since Chapter 1 are not surprised at this cameo. Joel McHale had previously voiced The Scientist during Chapter 1 Season X. This was the first appearance of the character. We hope The Scientist will play a larger role in this Chapter.
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